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1001 responds to COVID-19 quarantine measures

The 1001 team has planned and hosted a series of Zoom webinars to address the urgent needs of leaders across the Church.

Speaking to a max capacity group of 300 pastors, the Rev. Marthame Sanders provided helpful technical tips for leading worship through digital platforms such as Facebook Live and Zoom. Marthame is the founder of "Aijcast," a podcast 1001 New Worshiping Community and the producer of the 1001 podcast "New Way."

On March 26, we hosted three pastors of churches and new worshiping communities in the PC(USA), along with ELCA pastor the Rev. Emily Scott to discuss creating community and intimacy in our digital gatherings.

Following those events, Mission Engagement Specialist Jon Moore and Princeton Abaraoha, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Texas, provided help to NWC leaders on maintaining offering income and raising funds during times of crisis. And on Maundy Thursday, our coaching associate Jeff Eddings hosted a midday prayer gathering for leaders — providing a moment of quiet and connection to God and one another via Zoom.

Find out information about our next Zoom conversation below — and know that we're also working on making these conversations available Facebook Live.

Grace and Peace,

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Coming April 16: Caring for the Caregiver — a Zoom Conversation with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

How do pastors and new worshiping community leaders care for themselves while responding to the unique demands of this time — working from home, learning new ways to connect with parishioners, being present with the grieving, and tending to our families and responsibilities with new restrictions and daily rhythms? The PDA staff will share resources for building resiliency, even in the midst of pandemic, on Thursday, April 16, at noon EDT. Participation is limited to 300 people, but the call will be recorded and shared on our website and on social media.

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1001 coaches to complete certification

A cohort of 10 coaches from the 1001 coaching network were set to gather in April at Stony Point Center for the first of two coach certification intensives led by Laurie Ferguson. The COVID-19 outbreak forced our team to adapt and find another way for beginning the training together. Thanks to technology, the training will still happen as scheduled — but virtually — and by the end of this year, 10% of our coaches will be certified with this international credentialing body.

In response to the increased pressures felt by church leaders during this pandemic, 1001 is offering free coaching and spiritual direction sessions to its leaders. Coaches will be especially equipped for the targeted support this crisis demands.

Learn more by contacting Sean Chow.

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